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Jonah joseph

(22 Posts)
cheekbyjowl Sat 13-Apr-13 12:07:21

Ok straight talkers...


noblegiraffe Sat 13-Apr-13 12:11:23

What if Samson turned out to be a bit weedy? It's one of those names that sets expectations grin

Joseph is the nicest out of your options. Don't like Jonah and have never heard of Eben, might confuse people with Eden?

Rhubarbgarden Sat 13-Apr-13 12:53:46

I only like Samuel from your list. The others are too overtly religious for me.

Bue Sat 13-Apr-13 14:03:41

I love Caleb, Jonah and Samuel. Eben I'm unfamiliar with, I agree pronunication might be a problem.

purrpurr Sat 13-Apr-13 14:07:29

Nooooooo nooo noo to Jonah. NO. Step away from that. Eben looks like a typo. Is it? If not, would it be pronounced Eeeeeeben, or Ebbben? I suppose he could be Frightfully Cool in a Fonz kind of way when he's older and refer to himself as Ebbie Baybeeee whilst combing his fringe back.

No. Best not.

Joseph, Samuel, Samson and Caleb rock.

Bearcrumble Sat 13-Apr-13 14:09:48

I like Jonah. What about Josiah (Joss for short).

LynetteScavo Sat 13-Apr-13 14:10:11

I like Jonah and Joseph. I also like Jonas.

Not so keen on the others, but they're not awful.

olivertheoctopus Sat 13-Apr-13 14:11:46

Love Jonah!

fussychica Sat 13-Apr-13 15:23:03

Joseph and Samuel lovely, were on our shortlist but we went with another biblical name. Never heard of Eben.

Go with whichever you like the sound of best when shortened (it will happen whether you want it to or not) and whatever goes best with your surname.

cheekbyjowl Sat 13-Apr-13 16:00:02

"noblegiraffe" ha, we hadn't thought of us. And the only muscle in our household is he one in a bottle that cleans our kitchen worktops. Good spot

purrpurr smile Not a typo. It's in a name book and everything! I heard it on American Idol, there was a boy with a very sweet voice and he was called Eben. They pronounced it how you would pronounce the start of the name Ebeneezer (or though that in itself might put people off more) . But Ebbie Baybee might just stick

cheekbyjowl Sat 13-Apr-13 16:06:24

I just re-watched the clip of the kid called Eben. Steve Tyler said he had a cool name- but then didn't he choose Taj Monroe for his?

thermalsinapril Sat 13-Apr-13 21:16:30

I like all of them!

LoadOBalls Sat 13-Apr-13 21:20:40

eben is weird. sounds like a speech imped of 'even'
like all the rest
samson my least fave

LoadOBalls Sat 13-Apr-13 21:22:02

there's also


LoadOBalls Sat 13-Apr-13 21:22:41

...oh i see

Eben rhyming with Evan

Evan 's nice

LoadOBalls Sat 13-Apr-13 21:24:32

isn't Joss another word for Jizz in some areas?

rhymes with goss - bringing to mind all manner of snot/ bogey/ grolley type stuff.

<sorry if too <a-hem> vivid>

sandberry Sat 13-Apr-13 21:24:39

I know an Eben.
I would say

forgetmenots Sat 13-Apr-13 21:25:48

Love Jonah and Joseph,and also the suggestions of Josiah and Jonas!

Not so keen on the others, but my only nooooooo would be to Eben, might work in US but not in UK.

LoadOBalls Sat 13-Apr-13 21:27:37

Jonas is cool, - but the jonas brothers could give it unwanted connotations

LoadOBalls Sat 13-Apr-13 21:28:26


more Americana

Corben's lovely.

LoadOBalls Sat 13-Apr-13 21:29:05

Cody too.

Brodie / Brody

<distracted by Brody Jenner>

dementedma Sat 13-Apr-13 21:59:41


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